Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Charles "Bob" Black
Mt. Washington
Charles "Bob" Black, 68, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. Husband of the late Aleen (Coyne) Black; father of Mary Ann Anitori and Rita Urbaniak; grandfather of Emily, Elizabeth, Erin and John Urbaniak; brother of Elaine Kerns and the late James Black. Friends received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral prayer at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church.

Vera M. Meerhoff Bodziuch
McCandless
Vera M. Meerhoff Bodziuch, 84, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Wexford House. She was born March 18, 1917, in Irwin, the daughter of Edgar and Lulu Pifer Meerhoff. Mrs. Bodziuch was a registered nurse with Universal Cyclops. Member of Berkley Hills Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, John Bodziuch of McCandless. Preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Meerhoff. Visitation and services private. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Daniel J. Dodson
Springdale Township
Formerly of Plum
Daniel J. Dodson, 38, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, while in Holland. Beloved son of Edward J. and Francine (Borland) Dodson. Dear brother of Jodi L. Dodson and Stacey A. Stewart; uncle of Ashley, Kaitlin, Elxis and Emily. Dan was part-owner of Break -N- Eat. Friends may call at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Family suggests memorials to a charity of choice.

Frank C. Emanuele
Frank C. Emanuele Sr., on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001. Beloved husband of Filomena Marino Emanuele (Minnie). Proud father of Joseph M. Emanuele, Catherine Rutter and the late Frank Emanuele Jr. Dear brother of Anthony Emanuele, Carmen Emanuele, Mary Fufaro of Connecticut, and the late Robert Emanuele, Joseph B. Emanuele and Edward Fufaro. Loving grandfather of Sean, Genna and Francesca Rutter and Michael Emanuele (son of the late Frank Emanuele Jr. and Diane Buchan). Father-in-law of Diana Dewey Emanuele and Charles E. Rutter. Also survived by 15 nieces and nephews. Friends received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul's Cathedral at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield. Mr. Emanuele was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Duquesne University. He retired from J&L/LTV Steel and was a veteran of the 780th EPD Division of the U.S. Army Engineers during World War II. He was active in the Oakland Little League Baseball Program for 30 years, was a member of the Men's Choir at St. Paul's Cathedral and a longtime member of the Richard Caliguiri Lodge of Italian Sons and Daughters of America.

Stephen L. Genes
West Mifflin
Stephen L. Genes, 79, of West Mifflin, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Duquesne, a son of the late Daniel and Anna (Jupin) Genes. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Fraikor) Genes; a son, Paul Genes of North Huntingdon; a daughter, Donna Balint of Cary, N.C.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel Genes of West Mifflin. He was a retired employee of Bettis Atomic Plant, West Mifflin. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Duquesne and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. ®MDBO¯Friends will be received at the WILLIAM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne, Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing services at the memorial home Monday at 9:15 a.m., followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor William Levkulic as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery, West Mifflin. Panachida service in the memorial home Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Anne M. (Mondelli) Hoover
Richland Township, Gibsonia
Formerly of Medford, N.J.
Anne M. (Mondelli) Hoover, 49, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001. Anne was born in Camden, N.J. on June 27, 1952. She was a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics and a pharmacy technician for Walmart Corp. Beloved wife for 24 years to George C. Hoover; loving mother of Charles J. Hoover of Richland; dear daughter of Salvatore and Dorothy Mondelli of Oaklyn, N.J. Sister of John Mondelli of Nashville, Tenn. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Richard Catholic Church, Dickey Road, Gibsonia. Father Ken Oldenski will officiate. Interment in Mt. Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Richard Church Building Fund, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. 

Catherine M. Iseman
Ross Township
Catherine M. Iseman, 88, died at her residence on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She was born in Pittsburgh on August 10, 1913, daughter of Joseph E. and Edna Doelbor Davis. She was a homemaker. Survived by a daughter, Claudia M. Tomaszewski of Pine Township; a son, Robert D. Iseman of Australia. Grandmother of Robert, John and Daniel Tomaszewski; Laura A. Iseman and Juliet Fuller. Great-grandmother of Shaun, Mark, David, John, Robyn, Daniel and Darin Tomaszewski. Preceded in death by her husband, David A. Iseman Jr. Services and interment private. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross.

Alex G. Kalinsky
Ross Township
Alex G. Kalinsky, 86, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Worthington at Adams Nursing Home in Adams Township. He was born Aug. 19, 1915 in Iowa. Son of the late George and Anna Kalinsky. He was a heating engineer for Eckstein Company. Survived by his wife, Bettie Brazen Kalinsky; three sons, Paul A. of Oregon, John R. of Ross and Eric J. of Atlanta; a daughter, Bettie J. Saunders of Richland Township; grandfather of Laura Saunders. Services and interment private. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township, www.devlinfuneralhome.com.

Agnes Kaszycki
Robinson Township
Agnes Kaszycki, 74, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She was born June 2, 1927, in Sewickley. Beloved wife of the late Leo; loving mother of Karen and her husband Richard Brooks. Friends may call at the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Services to follow in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m.

Velma (Areford) Ketter
McKees Rocks
Velma (Areford) Ketter, 89, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. Wife of the late John Ketter; loving mother of Shirley Bartel and Velma C. Mulhern; dear grandmother of Eric and Kelly Bartel; sister of Lonard Areford, Margaret Randolph, Edna McClure and Ervin Areford. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, W.Va.

William Charles Mehaffey
North Versailles
William Charles Mehaffey, 42, of North Versailles, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001. Born Dec. 31, 1958, in McKeesport, he was a son of Laura B. Painter Mehaffey of Liberty Borough and the late William U. Mehaffey. He was the owner and proprietor of Mehaffey's Garage in North Versailles. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Charles A. Mehaffey at home; three sisters, Sandra M. Baskin of Long Island, N.Y., Sue A. Mehaffey of Liberty Borough and Cynthia D. Mehaffey of East McKeesport. Also surviving are a niece and two nephews. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd. at Fawcett Avenue, McKeesport, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Charles Owston, minister, officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.

Verne W. Ranalli
Collier Township
Verne W. Ranalli, 81, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001. He was a World Warr II Army veteran, member of the VFW and American Legion. In 1953 he founded Southwest Aluminum and Glass Co. Inc. Survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Marion (Zak) Ranalli; a son, Joseph (Jane) of Venetia; a daughter, LaVerne (Philip) Cichon of Pine and a son, James (Jacqueline) of Venetia; six grandchildren; brother of Tory and Genevieve Rossi, both of Dormont and the late Nick of Shaler and Pavy Giovannucci of Bellevue. Visitation will be at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral Mass at SS. Simon and Jude Church at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Route 19 South, Peters Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Lung Association.

Maria (Kispal) Sagi
Hazelwood
Maria (Kispal) Sagi, 76, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. Wife of the late Andrew Sagi and the late Joseph Peto Sr. Mother of Joseph Peto Jr.; also survived by two grandchildren. Mrs. Sagi was a member of St. Ann's Choir. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the ELMER L. HERMAN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5204 Second Ave., Hazelwood, John N. Bauer, supervisor. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen's Church, Second Street, Hazelwood.

Lois Jean Sampson
Murrysville
Lois Jean Sampson, 69, of Murrysville, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She was born July 29, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John Tomer Wurmb and Zelma Mae McLaughlin. She also was preceded in death by a brother. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Murrysville. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Sampson; four children, Scott and his wife, Royce, of Charleston, S.C., Stanley and his wife, Lisa, of Marietta, Ga., Mark and his wife, Sharon, of Monroeville and Kym Sampson of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren, Kara, Chase, Erica and Kirby Sampson. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Murrysville, with the Rev. Myron J. Manasterski officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 4920 Cline Hollow Road, Murrysville, PA 15668.

Dale D. Scott
West Deer Township
Dale D. Scott, 91, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Concordia Nursing Home. He was born in Gibsonia on Sept. 11, 1910, the son of Dain and May Scott. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Van Derlin) Scott who died May 5, 2001. Father of the late Dain Van Derlin; brother of Grace Heist of Butler; also two grandchildren. In addition to his wife, sons and parents he was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Friends received from 9 a.m. to the time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. The Rev. Nick Protos of the Gospel Fellowship Church will officiate. Interment in Deer Creek Church Cemetery. If desired, donation may be made to a charity of choice. Mr. Scott was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Gospel Fellowship Church in Valencia. 

John J. Sismour
Cranberry Township and Port St
John J. Sismour, 75, died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless. He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Pittsburgh, son of Albert and Hilda Bauer Sismour. Mr. Sismour was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the 86th Blackhawk Division Association. He worked in the steel industry as a metal fabricator. Survived by his wife, Rose Mary (Smith) Sismour; his son, Kevin Sismour of Marshall Township; his daughter, Renee Byard of Indianapolis, Ind.; his brothers, Albert Sismour of Saxonburg and James Sismour of Shaler; his sister, Gertrude Bezila of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren, Jack, Clay, Colin, Kendall and Danielle. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Township at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Arrangements under the direction of HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, Hampton Township, www.kingfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation. 

Alice (Skinner) Sonovick
Wilmerding
Alice (Skinner) Sonovick, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, age 81 of Wilmerding. Daughter of the late Eugene Sr. and Mary (Wright) Skinner. Beloved wife of Albert "Al" Sonovick; sister of the late Eugene Jr., Gaylord, Fred and Paul Skinner and Evelyn Coon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by all who loved her. Friends received at ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Pomen service in the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m. Funeral services in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Mary A. (Campbell) Smeltzer Baughman
Latrobe
Formerly of Greensburg
Mary A. (Campbell) Smeltzer Baughman, 82, of Latrobe, formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Shirley Campbell. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, and was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth J. Smeltzer, in 1974; by two brothers, James and Albert Campbell; and a sister, Margaret Sabato. She is survived by her husband, George Baughman; two sons, John E. and his wife, Ella Campbell, of Dudley, N.C., and Kenneth J. Jr. and his wife, Frances Smeltzer, of Uniontown; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Shirley) Fortney of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Quinlisk of Galt, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, William A. Campbell of New Jersey, Richard E. Campbell of Newport News, Va., and Glenn C. Campbell of Colorado; four sisters, Betty Anderson of Apollo, Rebecca Exton of Hawaii, Mrs. William (Shirley) Leech in Tennessee and Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Oatman of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Private interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Loretto, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 615 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or the charity of one's choice.

Betty Lilley Beal
Bullskin Township
Betty Lilley Beal, 60, of Wooddale, Bullskin Township, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in her home. She was born June 11, 1941, in Bullskin Township, a daughter of the late Albert ``Bert'' and Lottie J. Anderson Lilley. She attended Connellsville High School and had been employed by Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, for the past 17 years. She was a member of the Hospital Employees Union and the Church of God on Lawn Avenue, Greenwood Heights, Connellsville. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Bob Beal; seven children, Steven Lilley and wife, Joscelyn, of Mill Run, Jeffrey DeLorenzo of Pennsylvania, Robert Beal Jr. and wife, Vicki, of Hammondville, Larry Beal and wife, Eileen, of Latrobe, Jeffrey Beal and wife, Brenda, of Scottdale, Jackie Beal Keefer and husband, Charles, of Scottdale and Lorie Beal Solomon and husband, Drew, of Alverton; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert ``Sonny'' Lilley and wife, Connie, William Lilley and Rick Lilley and wife, Patty, all of Connellsville; and three sisters, Bonita Mitchell and husband, William, of Connellsville, Dona Flasco of Youngstown, Ohio, and Patty Burchfield and husband, Charles, of Warren, Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Alberta Pritts. Friends will be received Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m. at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Evelyn Stillwagon officiating. Committal and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.

Deanne Lynn Caldwell
Greensburg
Deanne Lynn Caldwell, 47, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Greensburg, the daughter of Alice E. Fellers Caldwell of Greensburg and the late P. Dean Caldwell. She was a member of the St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Caldwell, in 1991. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Wayne Caldwell and his wife, Brenda, of Jeannette; nieces, Jennifer, Amy and Amanda Caldwell, all of Jeannette; special friend, Merle Bailey of Greensburg; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and the loving people of Community Living Care of Greensburg. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Hawk officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.

Louis L. Cremonese
Southwest Greensburg
Louis L. Cremonese, 82, of Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Greensburg, a son of the late Vincenzo and Anna Gloria Cremonese. He had been the former owner of Lou's Inn, Workman's Bar and Luigi's Sausage House, all of Greensburg. He was a member of the Church of St. Paul, the Pennsylvania National Guard, a member and had served as first president of the Roosevelt Club of Hempfield Township, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1480, Hilltop Club, Young Voters Club, the A.M.S. Club, American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg, Carbon Firemen's Club, the Fort Allen Firemen's Club, and a member of the S.N.P.J. Lodge for over 60 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Louise; two brothers, Guy and Salvadore; and four sisters, Anna C. Macko, Thelma Sofranko, Clara Belle DeBone and Antoinette Cremonese. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine M. ``Kay'' Marovich Cremonese; a son, James L. Cremonese of Greensburg; a daughter, Catherine ``Kitty'' Good of Greensburg; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Cremonese of South Greensburg; four grandchildren, Dana M. Almeida and her husband, Hector, of Mexico, Erin L. Good Scheffer and her husband, Grant, of New Orleans, La., Louis L. Cremonese of Scottdale and Nicole M. Cremonese of Plum Borough; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Catherine, Hector Luigi and Kayleigh Jean; four brothers, Joseph Cremonese of Greensburg, Brother Placid Cremonese, O.S.B., of St. Vincent, Latrobe, Nicholas Cremonese and his wife, Mary, of Owings, Md., and Jerry Cremonese and his wife, Olive, of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Mary Petroy of Greensburg and Josephine Kozak and her husband, Andrew, of Southwest Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home Monday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, with the Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum. Knights of Columbus Council 1480 will meet at the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. to conduct a service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or the Church of St. Paul, 820 Carbon Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Sabina Deutsch
Formerly of Sutersville
Sabina Deutsch, 87, formerly of Sutersville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. Born Aug. 31, 1914, in Claridge, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Subic Torkar. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church in Gratztown. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by the J.C. Penney Co. She was also a member of the Sutersville and West Newton senior citizens associations. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Deutsch; a son, Charles R. Deutsch; a sister, Mary Maleski; and two brothers, Matthew and Frank Torkar. She is survived by a son, John H. Deutsch of Gratztown; a daughter, Karen Dilling of White Oak; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Frain officiating. Interment in West Newton Cemetery.

Geraldine A. "Gog" Fullem
Connellsville
Geraldine A. "Gog" Fullem, 92, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She was born July 15, 1909, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Homer and Pearl Bigam Nichelson. She was Protestant by faith. Geraldine remained ever so close to her family. She was a homemaker who enjoyed housework and was a proficient seamstress who would design clothing for her family and friends. Geraldine is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Pearl Evans) Cratty of Butler, Gail DeWitt and her husband, Raymond ``Bud'' DeWitt, of Connellsville and Kandi J. DeWitt of Greensburg; a son, Robert E. Fullem of Connellsville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram L. Fullem Sr., in 1986; a son, Hiram L. Fullem Jr.; a daughter, Jewel Romaine Fullem; and a grandson, David Allen DeWitt. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Raymond Ice officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.

Frances Mae Karfelt
South Connellsville
Frances Mae Karfelt, 90, of South Connellsville, went to her eternal rest suddenly Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was born May 31, 1911, in Bullskin Township, Mae was a daughter of the late Jesse A. and Hattie (Laura) Wiltrout. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 72 years, Aaron B. Karfelt; her four sons, Ronald ``Buck'' Karfelt and wife, Patricia Sue, of South Connellsville, Leonard Dean Karfelt and wife, Elaine, of Greensburg, Edward Gerald Karfelt and wife, Ethel Mae, of Somerset, and Donivon Joseph Karfelt of West Leisenring; a son-in-law, Jack H. Grimm of South Connellsville; a daughter-in-law, Dora Stull Karfelt of South Connellsville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Wiltrout and wife, Mary, of Scottdale, and Lewis Wiltrout and wife, Betty Jean, of Latrobe; and three sisters, Ella Jean Hixson of Connellsville RD2, Gertrude Sanner and husband, Homer, of Connellsville, and Betty H. Kreinbrook of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in deaty by a son, Alfred Karfelt; a daughter, Gwenneth Joanne Grimm; four brothers, Howard, Earl, Kenneth and Jim Wiltrout; and two infant brothers. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the Albright United Methodist Church Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Byron Tate Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Rosemary Kirr
Ligonier
Rosemary Kirr, 58, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at her home in Ligonier, following a long battle with breast cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Canonsburg, Pa., the only child of William and Mary Jane Dybell Kirr of Canonsburg. After graduating from Duquesne University where she obtained her bachelor and a master's degree, she taught for many years before pursuing a legal career. After receiving her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in 1977, she worked and obtained her CPA degree working at Arthur Young in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1980, she became employed as a tax attorney for Kennametal Inc. in Latrobe, where she worked until forced retirement due to the advancement of the disease in 1994. She was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1981. She was very active in the American Cancer Society at both the state and local levels for many years, serving in many capacities. She was a member of the American Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her soulmate and very best friend, Richard P. Gibson. There will be a one day visitation at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, during the hours of 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Ligonier, Pa., where she was a member, with the Rev. Joseph P. Maddalena as celebrant. The family requests that friends go directly to the church Monday morning. Interment will follow the Mass at Unity Cemetery, located outside of Latrobe. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard P. Gibson and Rosemary Kirr Endowed Scholarship Fund at Duquesne University, the American Cancer Society, or Latrobe Area Hospital Home Health for their years of kindness and care. A vigil for the deceased will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Duane Robert Kirschman
Kilbuck Township
Duane Robert Kirschman, at age 48, in his home at Kilbuck Township on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001. Beloved husband for 14½ years of Kathie; loving son of Dorothy and the late Arthur Kirschman. Loving son-in-law of James and Thelma Dollman. Beloved brother of Arthur (Mary) Kirschman, Carolyn (Royden) Grove, Allan Kirschman and Linda (Bruce) Bricklemyer; beloved brother-in-law of David (Debbie) Dollman; loving uncle of Jim, Royd, Ryan (AnnMarie), Rob (Leza), Doug, Jodie, Jennifer (Michael), Katie and D.J.; loving great-uncle of Jessica, Kate, Brooke, Caroline and Andrew. Beloved friend and teacher of 23 years at North Allegheny Intermediate School. Relatives and friends received at JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at North Zion Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment private. Donations may be made to North Zion Lutheran Church, 5100 Brownsville Road, Baldwin, or Development Office, Forbes Hospice, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

Michael Lishego
Greensburg
Michael Lishego, 80, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in New Alexandria, a son of the late Stephen and Katherine Kuharich Lishego. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Lishego; a grandson, Michael Shawn Lishego; a brother, John Lishego; and three sisters, Rose Smolinski, Alice Charley and Mary Robosky. He is survived by his wife, Emma Wisniewski Lishego; a daughter, Donna Hoyle of Pittsburgh; a son, James K. Lishego and wife, Cynthia, of Greensburg; a daughter-in-law, Rose Marie Lishego of Latrobe; six grandchildren; a brother, George Lishego and wife, Tillie, of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Sophie McLean and husband, Edgar, of Greensburg. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Youngwood, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Robertshaw Controls, New Stanton. He was a member of the Ukrainian Association and the Robertshaw Retirees, and a former manager of the Stanton Airs Orchestra. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father John S. Szczesny as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 2851 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Marie A. Samson Lucas
United
Marie A. Samson Lucas, 88, of United, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 1, 1912, in Mammoth, the daughter of the late John and Mary Ann Szatkiewicz. She was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church in United. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Paul Lucas, in 1951; a son, Paul E. Lucas; and the following brothers: Anthony, Joseph, Frank, Andrew and George Suscovich. She is survived by two sons, Thomas E. Lucas of Norvelt and John J. Lucas of Streetsboro, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Laurel Mountains Chapter, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt.

Albert M. Maceyko
Virginia Beach, Va.
Formerly of Mt. Pleasant
Albert M. Maceyko, 89, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, in the Sentara-Leigh Hospital, Virginia Beach, Va. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Anthony Ditto as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Charles W. "Munk" Overly
Latrobe
Charles W. "Munk" Overly, 79, of Latrobe, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born June 29, 1922, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late Charles D. and Emily (Becker) Overly. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of both the Latrobe and Pleasant Unity VFW. Prior to his retirement, he was a mechanic for the former Grabiak Chevrolet, Mt. Pleasant. Surviving are his sister, Ann King and husband, Jim, of Scottdale; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Hayes of Dunbar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Overly; his twin sister, Genevieve Overly; his sister, Patricia S. Overly Shrum; and infant twin siblings. There will be no public visitation. Private interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, in charge of arrangements.

James I. Parks
Parks Township
James I. Parks, 81, of Parks Township, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born Oct. 29, 1920, in Parks Township, he was a son of the late James B. and Alice Culp Parks. A lifelong resident of the Kiski Valley, he was a graduate of Apollo High School. Mr. Parks was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Prior to retirement, he was employed as an operator at the Vandergrift plant of U.S. Steel in the continuous annealing department. Mr. Parks was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and a past member of its council; the Masonic Lodge and American Legion, all in Vandergrift; the Coudersport Scottish Rite, Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh, the VAL Caravan, a life member of the Parks Township Sportsmen's Club and the 19th Bombardment Association. He also enjoyed camping with the Penn West #23 campers. Mr. Parks had been a Parks Township supervisor for 18 years, most as its chairman. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty (Hastie) Parks; a son, J. Donald Parks of Mamont; a daughter, Patty Shields of Lower Burrell; and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Parks; and two sisters, Jean Clepper and Frances Waldford. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DUNMIRE-KERR FUNERAL HOME, A Golden Rule Member, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the First Lutheran Church, Vandergrift, with the Rev. Keith Deckinger officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. A Masonic service will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vandergrift.

Paul H. Pitzer
Scottdale
Paul H. Pitzer, 79, of Arthur Avenue, Scottdale, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., a son of the late Harlan Samuel and Ruth Starr Pitzer. Paul was a 24-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, where he served as an usher, chairman of the pastor parish relations committee and a member of the church council. He was the owner and operator of Top Oil Co. of Norvelt for the past 24 years. Previously he had been employed by Pitney-Bowes Corp. as a branch manger and major account executor at various locations with 24 years of service. Paul was a founding member of the VFW Post in Shepherdstown after World War II. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II in Baltimore, Md., Bainbridge, Md., Little Creek, Va., New York, AATB Arzew, Algeria, and served on the USS LST 357 and was a beachmaster for amphibious operations in Anzio and Normandy. He attained the rank of signalman second class (T) USNR. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Normandy. Paul was a member of Burlington County District Council for the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey. Paul leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Mary O'Dell Pitzer, whom he married July 18, 1947; his two sons, Paul D. Pitzer and his wife, Angelique, of Scottdale and Glenn S. Pitzer and his wife, Lynn, of Scottdale; six grandchildren, Heather Kolbasowski, Matthew, Paul T. "Ted," Thomas, Tim and Scott Pitzer; and his sister, Jane Rainone of Northfield, N.J. Paul's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at which time visitation will be concluded. Those who desire to join his family for his funeral service are invited to attend Monday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Paul Morris, officiating. Committal services and entombment will follow in Middle Churches Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. In lieu of flowers, Paul's family suggests memorials be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, in memory of Paul H. Pitzer.

James Milton Porter
Scottdale
James Milton Porter, 60, of Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Milt was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Claude Emerson and Alice Mae Struckoff Porter. Milt was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, and an avid auto racing fan. Milt is survived by his loving children, Sherry Snyder and husband, David, of Ruffsdale, James M. Porter Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Scottdale and Susan Young and husband, Allen, of Warrenton, Va.; five grandchildren, Madalyn Snyder, Jacob, Hannah and Olivia Porter and Marissa Young; four sisters, Phyllis Colbert and husband, Joseph, of Dickerson Run, Lynda Keefer and husband, William, of Scottdale RD1, Claudia Gardner and husband, James, of Scottdale and Alice Helman and husband, John, of Scottdale; an uncle, A. William Porter and wife, Ivalean, of Scottdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from noon to 2 p.m. Service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Morris, officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!

Clarence Ward Sadler
Jeannette
Clarence Ward Sadler, 83, of Penn Township, Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Sadlers Crossing, March 17, 1918, a son of the late Clarence W. Sr. and Margaret Miller Sadler. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ of Jeannette, and a veteran of World War II, where he served with the Army Air Corps as a nose gunner in the Pacific Theatre. He was a graduate of Jeannette Senior High School, a member of Harrold Grange #1984, Harrold Senior Citizens, Penn Township Senior Citizens, St. Barbara's Young and Heart. Mr. Sadler was a retired manager of the former Harris-Boyer Bunny Bread Co. of Greensburg and was later a custodian at Westmoreland County Community College. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae Frye Sadler; and a sister, Ruth Sadler. He is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Urtin and her husband, Charles G., of Penn Township, Jeannette; a granddaughter, Merry K. Deyarmin and her husband, Thomas, of Jeannette; a brother, Frank Sadler and his wife, Bertha, of Jeannette; and a sister, Jean Hickey of Butler. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LAWRENCE J. McCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St., Jeannette, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Robin Keating, officiating. Interment with full military honors by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be sent to the American Heart Association or the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.

Catherine ``Kay'' Bostedo Santavicca
Trafford
Catherine ``Kay'' Bostedo Santavicca, 75, of Trafford, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Hallmark Assisted Living, North Versailles. She was born June 21, 1926, in Trafford, a daughter of the late Harry and Catherine Boyle Bostedo. She was a member of St. Regis Church and Sons of Columbus of America, Frank Deninno Council 70. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Renger. She is survived by her beloved husband, C. Adam Santavicca; three loving children, Dr. Domenic (Barbara) Santavicca, Edward (Kathy) Santavicca and Kathie Wilpizeski; two brothers, John and Jim Bostedo; five sisters, Helen Fanty, Jean English, Thelma Johnson, Sarah Zigarovich and June Polishen; two granddaughters; and six grandsons. Friends will be received at the DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church with Father James D. Tringhese as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Betty J. Saxman
Latrobe
Betty J. Saxman, 80, of Latrobe, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Crabtree, a daughter of the late Thompson and Hilda (Carlson) Brown. She was previously employed by Kennametal. She was a member of Latrobe United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Oliver, James, Thomas and Harry Brown. She is survived by her husband, John W. Saxman; her children, Pamela S. Clister and her husband, James, of Mt. Lebanon, John B. Saxman and his wife, Sheryl, of Yorktown, Va., and Harry C. Saxman and his wife, Donna, of North Potomac, Md.; seven grandchildren, Lisa Brown, Kristin Loffreda-Mancinelli, Lauren Clister, Holly Clister, Jake Saxman, Mark Saxman and Scott Saxman; four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Stephanie Brown and Alessandra and Isabella Loffreda-Mancinelli; and two sisters, Ruth Keenan of Greensburg and Doris Davanti of Jeannette. Friends will be received in the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Latrobe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Latrobe United Methodist Church or the Bruno Ferrari Cancer Center at Latrobe Hospital. EVERYONE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.

Vera Marie Plaisted Scott
Butler
Vera Marie Plaisted Scott, 83, of Butler, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Passavant Retirement Center, Zelienople. Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Graham Terrace (Butler), a daughter of Roy C. and Anna Stewart Plaisted. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Arthur L., in 1983; an infant child in 1937; her parents; and seven siblings. Surviving are her son, Edward Arthur Scott and his wife, Elaine, of Greensburg; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; a brother, William D. Plaisted and his wife, Pat, of Butler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vera was a member of the Community Alliance Church of Mercer Road. She was retired as the district manager for Stanley Home Products. Vera was proud to have served as a Red Cross volunteer nurse's aide during World War II, at the Butler Hospital. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Joel Mattsson-Boze officiating. Burial in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Butler Area Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001, 724-287-1715.

Joan B. (Shellenbarger) Smetak
Vernon Hills, Ill.
Formerly of Irwin
Joan B. (Shellenbarger) Smetak, 73, of Vernon Hills, Ill., formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Libertyville, Ill. She was born April 4, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Herbert and Blanche (Bates) Shellenbarger. She had been employed as a secretary by Robertshaw Controls, and had retired from Signet Bank in Richmond, Va. She attended Robert Morris Business School, Pittsburgh. Survivors include her husband, George Smetak; a son, Edward Smetak of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Carol Fijalkiewicz and husband, Joseph, of Mundelein, Ill.; her twin brother, John Shellenbarger of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Fijalkiewicz. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Service will be held in the Rodgers funeral home chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Darlene Williams officiating. Interment, Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Augustine M. Taliercio
South Greensburg
Augustine M. Taliercio, 81, of South Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Jan. 1, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Anthony and Cravoluri Gentilina Taliercio. He was a retired longshoreman for the I.L.A. of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of the Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Earvolino Taliercio; a brother, James Casio; and a sister, Grace Schancipori. He is survived by two sons, Anthony J. Taliercio and his wife, Ellen, of Staten Island, N.Y., and Pastor Henry T. Taliercio and his wife, Anne, of South Greensburg; a daughter, Carol Perrone and her husband, Ross, of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Charles and Elizabeth Perrone and Ryan Taliercio; a brother, Jerry Taliercio and his wife, Patricia, in Arizona; a sister, Lena Drago of Monroe, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Margaret Heskey of Hunker. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held Monday in the Word of Life Ministries, Route 136, Greensburg, from 10 until 11 a.m., the time of service, with Pastor Thomas A. Walters officiating. Interment with military honors provided by VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Suzanne K. ``Dottie'' Watson
Jeannette
Suzanne K. ``Dottie'' Watson, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. She was born in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Homer E. and Garda Miller Kifer. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Jeannette and a retired employee of the former Jeannette Glass Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter ``Red'' Watson, in 1960; a daughter, Darlene McAuliffe; and the following brothers and sisters: Ellsworth, Glenn, Earl and L. Darryle Kifer, Helen Henry and Stella Stiffey. She is survived by a daughter, Earlene Schmidt and her husband, Raymond, of Grapeville; seven grandchildren, Gerald Brinkley, Wendy Obenchain, Susan Daykon, Sherri Schmidt, David Schmidt, Joe McAuliffe and Danielle Powell; six great-grandchildren; a very loving companion, James Stevenson; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Private committal services will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Jeannette. Arrangements by the LAWRENCE J. McCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St., Jeannette.

Thomas W. Wilson
Murrysville
Thomas W. Wilson, 69, a longtime resident of Murrysville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born July 26, 1932, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late William and Bessie Loy Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents. He had been employed by U.S. Steel, Homestead Works, as an electrical engineer, retiring in 1984. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marcelyn Young Wilson of Murrysville; two sons, William T. Wilson of Concord, N.H., and Jonathan L. Wilson of Grand Prairie, Texas; a daughter, Holly R. Love of Crabtree; a brother, James Wilson of Tarentum; and a sister, Barbara Livorio of New Kensington. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 100 Owens View Drive, Apollo, where service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Anthony Barta officiating. Interment, Westview Cemetery, Avonmore.


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